Pastel Workshop: Water scenes

Sunday, July 28, 1:30-4:30pm  Learn how to paint a refreshing water scene.  Mary Jane Erard, an experienced teacher, returns to enable your successful image on special sanded paper.  All pigments are included; sanded paper is available for $2. The workshop is $36.  Five students are required to hold this class.

Mother’s Day Pastel Sunflower

May 12, 1:30-4:30pm. Paint a field of sunflowers on Mother’s Day.  Mary Jane Erard will conduct this workshop in pastel paints.  You’ll be surprised at the vibrant colors. All skill levels welcome. Mothers receive a free sanded paper (normally $2) provided at the workshop.  Join us.

Pastel Painting Workshop

Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:30-4:30pm.  Mary Jane Erard, pastel artist and teacher, will conduct a 3 hour workshop in which you will learn how to use these soft chalks to create a pet portrait. No pet? Wildlife can suffice. Sanded pastel paper ($2) will be available at the class. All other supplies will be provided.   Register on calendar page. Five students are required to run this class. $36.

BONUS: Have you ever wanted to try OIL pastels? On 2/24/19 at 1:00pm, Mary Jane will give a mini introductory lesson prior to the above.  $15.

Pastel Pet Portrait

Learn Pastel Painting
Pastel by Mary Jane Erard

Saturday, December 1, 1:30-4:00pm.  A three hour pastel workshop in time for Christmas gift giving! And what’s more precious than an artistic portrait of man’s best friend?  Pastel artist, Mary Jane Erard (see her paintings at Toledo Museum of Art) has years of teaching experience and will work with each student to make the pet portrait successful. Bring your favorite photo to trace. Class size limited to 12 people. $35.

Art Journal Afternoon

Sunday, January 28, from 12:30 to 3:30 Join Terry Ford-Holcomb for an afternoon of creative art journaling.  Learn several mixed media techniques for that journal you’ve been meaning to use.  Lots of stencils, ideas and paint for exploring possibilities.  Bring your imagination and a spiral journal (or purchase at class for $5.00). It can be a messy process, but oh so much fun!  Fee: $35; Class limited to 10 participants. 

Text plus art elements
Learn art journaling techniques

Scented Balm

make and take scented balm
make and take scented balm

Jan. 20, Saturday. Drop in between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.   Make Scented Balm for your winter dry skin.  Terry Ford-Holcomb shares her recipes for this homemade skin soother.  Choose from lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree or cedar.  Make and take: two for $10.  RSVPs appreciated. 248-812-9022

Sun Prints for Summer!

White shadows on blue
Sun Prints

White shadows cast on cyan blue ground.  Cyanotype Prints Workshop:  Participants will make a small practice print and a final 8”x10” frame worthy print.  Fine Art Photographer, Robert Zeichner will teach this magical process of letting the sun’s ultraviolet light create a lovely image. Use our supplies or bring your own objects to cast the “shadows” such as plants, clear patterned glassware, jewelry, netting, etc. Limited to 12 students; 5 students necessary to hold the workshop. $25 includes materials. (A rain date is necessary-July 9th, 1:00-3:00pm.)